Disneyland Resort Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
51 Reviews

3.6
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  1.  

    Amazing college job!

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible school schedule. Great perks.

    Cons

    Late hours. Union environment. Promotion cycle is very long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The most laid back job you could fine but its like being back in high school!

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    Current Employee - Food and Bev Administrative  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Food and Bev Administrative in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seeing children's eyes light up and being able to be part of the magic is the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Alot of favoritism which may or may not work in your favor. Mixed in with alot of young kids who do not understand the meaning on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce favoritism and take a step out of your office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job, but requires patience, and pay isn't good

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    Current Employee - Attractions Host  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your fellow Cast Members are what make your job worth it. The perks are great, and every once and a while you get a really memorable experience you'll never forget!

    Cons

    Management is picky and choosy. There's a lot of politics in any type of movement within the company, and they definitely play favorites. You need to tred lightly and make friends high up in order to get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive to Cast Member advice and complaints. Take constructive criticism into consideration, and be more open-minded about ways to operate the attractions. The hosts are the ones that know the attractions best. Listen to them and trust their judgement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work inviormet for teens joining the work force

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disneyland Resort

    Pros

    Makeing people smile all day long, great coworkers, opportunity for advancement. Exposer to mass amounts of people.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement can be played informally sometimes due to a hand full of bad managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to evaluate managers that will better display there ability to communicate with there cast, find out why certain management team members are not able to make a majority of employees feel better about having them as there back up should any situation arise.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Interesting

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free passes for family & friends

    Cons

    too many chefs not enough indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    interesting employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort

    Pros

    yearly passes to enter the resort, unlimited access to resort if by yourself. ability to advance to different positions and higher salary positions

    Cons

    lots of scheduling conflicts.

  8.  

    Great place to work if you don't care about money or your time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's Disneyland. If you're into all things Disney or just want to work at the Parks it can be a lot of fun and will scratch your itch.

    Cons

    Pay is rotten, working conditions are adequate , little consideration for your personal time or other demands like school schedule when they schedule your working hours. Very demanding. It's their way or the highway.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Good for the short term, challenging for the long term.

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    Current Employee - Cast Member  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The best part about working at the Disneyland Resort is the opportunity to continue the legacy set forth by Walt Disney himself. If you have always appreciated the high level of service and want to be a part of creating memories for the next generation this is definitely the place for you.

    Cons

    Everyone who works for the resort will tell you that they don't do it for the money. That is to say that you don't come to Disneyland to get rich. There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills and forge new relationships, just don't expect any sort of substantial bump in pay or consideration in scheduling. They often ask you to be very flexible with your job expectations and work schedule but are not as flexible in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much like the parks themselves there is also a bit too much overcrowding in the Cast Member department. In the sense that there are many qualified, passionate people and not enough opportunity for regular career growth. Many Cast Members end up stuck in the same role for years without any change in compensation.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This job will give as much as you put back into it

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disneyland Resort full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Career Development, perfect for those in college, benefits are good, most Cast Members on the front line are young and ready to have a good time. If you are proactive and look to get feedback often you will get promoted quickly.

    Cons

    Be very careful how you craft your image. If you get stuck in an area and have a bad reputation, it can be better to switch to a different line of business to excel to become a leader or trainer. Some old-timers are bitter. You work while others play... General issues with general public that you would find with almost every job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had seen some CM's get cut/fired that were highly unusual and avoidable. I would hope they would be more sympathetic and not treat people like numbers.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Attractions Host  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (full time and part time) including free admission for family and friends, discounts, 401k (full time), etc., fun environment, can be very rewarding, countless employee resources, company is extremely consistent and thorough with enforcing positive values.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company, dealing with people, difficult to maintain predictable schedule, operations positions are unchallenging. Don't work in operations if you plan on getting anywhere in life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More connection to cast - Do most cast members even know who their managers are, let alone who the CEO is?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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